Difficult to get lenses in first couple times
Water gets between lenses(see review)
I wanted to get a thermal lense after having fogging problems with my old jt mask. I ordered this mask and it costs me 60 dollars, A fair price considering the product.
When I first received the mask in the mail, I went outside it was about 18 degrees celsius, I did some laps around my yard trying to work up a sweat, I then breathed as hard as I could but the lense did not fog. During my first walk on match with this mask it did not fog.
The soft bottom face and ears got me many bounces, In a match I would leave my face out just to get bounces, To see if it really was as great as they say, and it truly is very bouncy mask.
Putting this mask on is really comfortable, There is no proshops in my area so I don't have the luxaries of testing things out in the stores. But this mask's foam around the goggles is soft, No friction between your face and the mask. My old mask I would often stick moisturizer in my foam to make it so my face did't have scratches all over where I was wearing my goggles. My only complaint about comfort is when tightening the mask really tight, your hair will often gets caught.
Doing what I was doing (leaving my head out to test the bounces), I got gogged. Then came cleaning the goggles, I read the booklet that came with it , Wetted a clean baby's wash cloth and dabbed all the paint off, The lense looked good, Then after cleaning I stuck the goggles on to see how well I did. But I could see orange paint inbetween where the goggles meet the lense. Popping the lenses out is fairly easy, Just start at the top using your thumb to push all the tabs out, Then sliding it around. I consulted the manual but couldn't find anything about getting paint out from inbetween the lenses. I looked on the forums and it said run the lenses under water. Doing this got all the fill out between the lenses, But I now had a pool of water built up in between the thermal lense. This puddle evaporated after about 3 days, But now the goggle is not as efficent keeping the fog off the lenses. Now to get paint out between the lenses I take q tip and cut it down so that it fits inbetween the lenses, Works much better than getting water inbetween.
Putting the lenses back in can be quite difficult, I stick some dish soap on the nose prongs to get them in, This makes it much easier.
The actual lense is so clear, When sticking the lense in front of your face you will see no difference than just looking with your eyes, It is so clear that it reflects your eyeball back at you in low light. The field of fiew is great, You don't notice the sides of the mask, My old mask I had 2 big rectangles of to the side of my face, Non of this Terrific. Scratching is fairly good compared to my old elite 180 lenses which would pretty much scratch just touching it,. I have 2 small scratches from playing bushball, The durability of the lense is excellent.
This is a terrific mask for all players, I STRONGLY urge you to save up your money and buy an outstanding masks such as this. I rate this product a 10 now that I have all the minor problems worked out.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, March 17th, 2005 at 3:08 pm PST